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Clean Energy Open Day 2020

Clean Energy Open Day is an opportunity for the Australian public to visit renewable energy projects and learn more about the benefits renewable energy provides. This year due to COVID-19, there are no physical events taking place. However, even though you can't come and visit a renewable energy project this year, clean energy is still powering on!

Australians will still be able to get up close and personal with clean energy generation via video tours of renewable energy projects. We will also be sharing stories from projects around the country. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Date 25 October 2020
Time 10:00am - 4:00pm

Show your support for clean energy

Download this flag and post a picture to your social media account using the hashtags #cleanenergyopenday and #poweringon to show your support for Australia's renewable energy future.

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Get up close to clean energy from the comfort of your couch

You’ll have the chance to take a video tour of two large-scale solar farms and a wind farm! Check back soon to access the tours.

The projects featured represent two forms of energy generation powering Australia with clean, green, renewable power.

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Hamilton Solar Farm and Whitsunday Solar Farm - Queensland

Hamilton Solar Farm (68.9MW) and Whitsunday Solar Farm (68.9MW) are located side by side near the town of Collinsville in Queensland. They have been generating clean energy consistently since March 2019. The solar farms power the equivalent of 45,000 households annually with green energy while preventing 265,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere, contributing to the international effort to halt climate change. The sites were developed by Edify Energy, constructed by Bouygues and are owned by 94.9% by WIRSOL Energy and 5.1% Edify Energy.

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About the owners

WIRSOL Energy is one of Australia's largest owners and operators of utility-scale solar farms and the country’s second largest lithium-ion battery. They specialise in the development and management of prime assets for optimal performance within the market, assuring high quality investments and clean, sustainable power for the national electricity network. For more information, visit wirsol.com.au.

Edify Energy is Australia's leading renewable energy development and storage investment company. Through their unique business model and approach, they deliver world-class energy assets that not only have a positive impact on the environment but also create sustainable value. For more information, visit edifyenergy.com.

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Mortlake South Wind Farm - Victoria

ACCIONA has partnered with Deakin University to create an interactive virtual reality (VR) tool that will allow community members to experience the new Mortlake South Wind Farm, which is currently under construction. The tool has been developed by researchers in the CADET Virtual Reality Lab at Deakin's School of Engineering. This pre-recorded tour allows you to explore the wind farm and gain a better understanding of how wind farm projects operate. When used in conjunction with a VR headset, this tool can be taken into local schools, community meetings and events to demonstrate firsthand how a wind farm looks and sounds.

The Mortlake South Wind Farm was one of six successful projects announced in September 2018 as part of the Victorian Government's Renewable Energy Target reverse auction. The 35-turbine wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power 117,000 homes a year and is scheduled to commence operation in early 2021.

About the owner

ACCIONA is a global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Since establishing a presence in Australia in 2002, ACCIONA has invested more than AUD$1 billion through local investment opportunities and project development. For more information, visit acciona.com.au.

If you're a renewable energy project developer, operator, or owner and would like to be involved in Open Day please email [email protected].